Baby Chicks... What Gender??

elliebellie123

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Is there any way of telling what gender a BABY chick is? Or do you have to wait until they are older to tell?
 

Ivytalon

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As in Just Hatched? No, unless you can vent sex, and even that is not 100% If you wait until they start getting their feathers you can tell depending on breed. Some breeds will have distinct colors for their male/females. Some breeds will have one gender grow slower than others. Really if you want to be sure, wait saddle and hackle feathers, a crow, or an egg.
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donrae

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Sure..........breed sex links!

Other than that, vent sexing is how the hatcheries do it, and they claim 90% accuracy.
 

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